BackYard Chickens › chicken pics & info

We know you have pictures and stories about your chickens!   Create a new page with details including things like:

  • Breeds
  • Ages
  • Where you got them
  • Favorite treats, funny stories, what you love most, etc!

 

1153 chicken page submissions by the BackYard Chickens community.

My little peepers!

I bought some mixed pullet chicks from TSC on March 19th. They are growing up so fast I can't believe it! This is my 5th time raising chicks and my 3rd time getting them from TSC. I just wanted to share them with ya'll . Here are the first few pictures I took of them around 5 days old. Shirley  Group shots   Here are some updated pictures from Saturday! Merry (Black Australorp) Shirley (Partridge rock)   Winter (I'm not sure on breed)   Nora (Black Australorp)   and Connie (I think Partridge rock)   I have one more, Cleopatra (Black... read more

O'Neill Cluck 'o the Irish Bed & Breakfast: Fluffy Butt Adventures

So, for over 2 years, my DH Patrick has been wanting me to give in to having chickens.  Nope, nope, nope...every time he "mentioned" it.  Then I went to Costco this past Christmas and saw the price of eggs!  I walked out of Costco with no eggs and told him to ration what we have left. I was not going to pay almost $14 for 5 dozen eggs.  Then the next time I went back a few weeks later, it was almost $17.00!  WHAT the what? Well, the state of California passed a new law on Jan. 1, 2015 that farmers had to allow more room for their chickens and thus, egg prices were going... read more

Baby the Buff Orpington

Almost a year ago we brought home our first chicks from Meyer Hatchery. We chose six different breeds.  My son picked an Easter Egger, my husband selected a Silver Grey Dorking and I chose Black Copper Marans.  We also decided to get a Golden Buff for our everyday layer and a Buckeye for color, hardiness and state pride.  Finally for friendliness and snuggles we all agreed we should have a Buff Orpington, a breed we had read every family flock needed, she has certainly lived up to that reputation.   When we got home Baby spent most of the day under the warmer... read more

My chicken, Moscow

I'm not sure what breed Mossy is exactly, but I think she is a black cochin. She has been the nicest chicken I have ever had. Ever since she was a baby, she has always liked being held. She comes right up to me when I go to let them out in the morning. Why did I name her Moscow? I have no idea.        She's my sweet girl! Contact me with any questions.    read more

Flash the cockerel and his ladies

This is Flash, his son Lightening and his ladies. They are Porcelain sablepoots. Unfortunately his owner passed away and it was a while before they were rescued. They were kept in hutches in a barn and for sometime no-one knew they were even there. By the time they came to live with us they were very sad and in a sorry state. Their toe nails were so long and their little feet were so very sore. Four months on and their story has become a happy one. Flash has come out of his shell and is much more confident. He is considerate with his girls and gracious with his... read more

Wooster the Rooster and his Ladies

We started off with 3 New Hampshire pullets, and 3 Easter Eggers.  Our neighbor used to have chickens and something happened to their flock.  The barred rock hen in this pic was the only one left of the neighbor's flock.  When our chicks were big enough to be moved outside last spring, she came running and clucking!  She was "Mommy Hen"  and taught our babies what to do.  We named her Gypsy.  Wooster the Rooster, (named by our 2 year old daughter)  was a free rooster that just happened to be an Easter Egger too.  We love our little mixed flock.  All the gals were not... read more

Victoria the Silver Grey Dorking

On April 7th, 2014 I drove down to Meyer Hatchery with my son to pick up our first chicks.  A Golden Buff (sex-link), Buff Orpington, Easter Egger, Black Copper Marans, Buckeye and a Silver Grey Dorking.   The Dorking is the small grey one huddled under her sisters   She was my husband's breed pick, but we have come to really bond   My husband works long hours but said he didn't want his chick to imprint on me.   But she was the "runt", I could't help the urge to snuggle her.   So our friendship began.   While I worried about her the first day, by... read more

CHICKEN GIRL12'S CHICKENS!

Here Are My Backyard Chickens! Enjoy The Pictures! HERE IS MY BACKYARD FLOCK! THEY ARE  ALL ABOUT 3 YEARS OLD! I DO BELIEVE THAT MY HENS ARE BROWN EGG-LAYERS, BUT I'M NOT COMPLETELY SURE.         This is spot. She is at the top of the pecking order. She's also very bossy and outgoing, and can get quite bossy with the other hens. Although she's feisty, she looks out for her flock. For an instance, sometimes I will pick up a chicken that that is right beside her, and she will protect the chicken by pecking me. Although she does have a rather bossy personality, I... read more

CHICKEN GIRL 12's chickens!

Here Are My Backyard Chickens! Enjoy The Pictures! HERE IS MY BACKYARD FLOCK! THEY ARE  ALL ABOUT 3 YEARS OLD! I DO BELIEVE THAT MY HENS ARE BROWN EGG-LAYERS, BUT I'M NOT COMPLETELY SURE.         This is spot. She is at the top of the pecking order. She's also very bossy and outgoing, and can get quite bossy with the other hens. Although she's feisty, she looks out for her flock. For an instance, sometimes I will pick up a chicken that that is right beside her, and she will protect the chicken by pecking me. Although she does have a rather bossy personality, I... read more

Organic chicks for sale in Maine

Hey guys! I co-own a business called City Chicks and we raise chicks to however old you want them to be when you take them home. We are in southern Maine and we hand raise them. You can choose from a variety of breeds on our website (citychicksmaine.webs.com) so if you're looking to get chicks or pullets/cockerals it would be awesome if you would check that out or email us at citychicks10@yahoo.com   Thanks!   Jessica Co-Owner of City Chicks read more

BackYard Chickens › chicken pics & info